.us is the dedicated domain extension of the US
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What you need to know about registering a .us domain
.us domain meaning
The .us domain extension, the official domain extension for the United States, was established in 1985 and was the internet’s first country-specific TLD. Currently, the registry services provider Neustar is the administrator of the .us domain and manages it on behalf of the US Department of Commerce. They take care of the marketing and technical aspects of the TLD. The domain extension is ideal for those looking to grow their brand domestically in the United States, as it demonstrates that your business or organization is local – to both consumers and search engines. It’s therefore a popular option for all kinds of websites, from simple blogs to large corporate sites and everything in between.
Special features of the .us domainDid you know…?
Unlike some other country-specific TLDs, the .us domain has rules determining who is allowed to register, known as the NEXUS requirements. The easiest way to meet the requirements is to be a United States citizen or resident, or a US-based organization or business. However, foreign businesses can also register a .us domain provided they can prove they have a bona fide presence in the United States. In practice, this may include having active office space and conducting regular commercial or non-commercial activities in the country.
How can I register a .us domain?
Securing your very own .us domain with 1&1 IONOS couldn’t be easier. To get started, you will first need to make sure the domain name you want is available. To do this, first simply enter your desired name into the search bar at the top of the page. If the domain name you selected isn’t available, you will be offered several similar alternatives. For example, you may be recommended a synonym or slight variation of your chosen name. Once you’ve selected a domain name, it’s then simply a matter of following our simple registration instructions.
Benefits of registering a .us domain at a glance
Register your domain with 1&1 IONOS and benefit from our comprehensive features.
A professional email address (for example: firstname.lastname@example.org) connected to your domain with 2 GB of mailbox space to start. Upgrade anytime for more space.
For reliable protection of your website visitors and to increase your ranking on Google, one SSL Wildcard Certificate is included per contract.
Up to 10,000 subdomains to customize and structure your website, for example: news.mycompany.com.
One-click activation makes it easy to connect your domain with email, hosting, or social media profiles.
The domain transfer lock ensures your domain cannot be transferred by unauthorized third parties.
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